Afra Alatas

Afra Alatas is Research Officer in the Regional Social and Cultural Studies Programme at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Afra Alatas (3)

Form over Substance: A Threat to Livelihoods and Social Cohesion

Afra Alatas|Faris Ridzuan

Recent trends in Malaysia show that religiously conservative ideas are no longer restricted to the Malay heartlands. There should be more space carved out for freedom of conscience, with less interference from state or civil society actors.

Between Religious Rituals and Safety Protocols in the Time of a Pandemic

Afra Alatas|Nur Syafiqah Mohd Taufek

Religious leaders have an important role to play, in word and deed, to safeguard the physical and spiritual well-being of their flock during this pandemic.

Muslim Leaders and Preachers Fighting Vaccine Hesitancy: A Shot in the Arm

Afra Alatas

As Malaysia battles a new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Muslim leaders and preachers have been instrumental in fighting vaccine hesitancy among their followers.